8 February 1836
Under the pseudonym 'Boz', CD published his first book: the two-volume collection of Sketches by Boz
Six of twelve planned monthly instalments of CD's last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
, appeared. Left unfinished at his death, it was published in one volume that September.
9 June 1870
CD, novelist, died from a stroke at Gad's Hill Place
, his primary residence since his separation from his wife.